Top 5 European Imports 2019
If you are a European car enthusiast then you have definitely heard of the cars that made our 2019 list of top European Imports. Mercedes Benz, Maserati, Audi, Range Rover, and BMW are this years featured automobiles on our Top 5 European Import listicle. If you are new to European luxury cars, this list will get you familiar with some of the best models on the road. Owning a European luxury import can be an expensive decision, make sure you are financially prepared to cover the costs involved with ownership. From registration fees and general maintenance, to warranted part replacement and manufacturer recalls. Also, it would be wise to find a qualified mechanic for European Imports. Having a trustworthy source to take your vehicle can save you time, money, and have you back out on the road enjoying your vehicle sooner than later.
The Benz will always be mentioned, this may be a personal preference, or this just may be the fact that they produce a truly superior luxury automobile. Mercedes has been in the automotive game since 1926 and has been crushing the industry since its inception. The Mercedes emblem represents class and sophistication and has been long been an American Icon imported from the shores of Germany.
The 2019 S-Class is truly in a class if it’s own. While its body style may not be as sleek and sexy as some of the other European Imports, it stands out among the crowd with reliable performance and exceptional functionality. The smooth ride glides along the road as a luxury sedan should, and with enhanced air suspension and adaptive dampers, it almost feels like you’re floating on cloud 9. The nine-speed automatic makes the operation of this vehicle effortless, and the 48v hybrid electric powertrain technology only increases the performance and the overall experience of the drive. This vehicle was engineered to please high-end consumers, and it did not fail. It’s extremely quiet, comfortable, fast, and functional. Operating this vehicle is easy and precise with a well laid out dashboard and pristine interior. The touchscreen on the dash is big enough to make you wanna park the Benz and have your own drive-in movie night right in your driveway. The S-Class rivals any of the top luxury European imports to date.
The Maserati Quattroporte is another European import that screams sophistication and wealth. I remember the first time I laid eyes on one, I was instantly drawn to the innovative body style and the name Maserati. This beast of a machine is almost limo-like with it’s extended wheelbase and roomy interior. It boasts what many of the big-body luxury sedans do these days, high-end comfort with sport-like performance. The interior is plush and designed to impress, any other luxury import looking for an example to follow should open the door of the Quattroporte and take a peek inside.
Audi has long been a favorite of mine, my buddy Sam had one in High School that we would roll around in and I have fond memories of those times. Nostalgia aside, this European import just screams badassery and is one of the more advanced high-performance luxury imports on the road today. It is said that the Audi A8 surpasses the Mercedes S-Class with its in-car technology and hi-tech chassis. There are turbocharged versions of this automotive masterpiece that comes in diesel and standard petrol. These vehicles are all-wheel drive and boast a 48-volt electrical system to give it hybrid-like functionality. The interior of the Audi A8 is something that was designed for the elite, it truly is a breathtaking interior. This is a smooth drive with plenty to offer in the city and on the road. The Audi A8 will not disappoint anyone that gets behind the wheel.
I am all about luxury vehicles that operate on-road as well as they do off-road. The Range Rover is often seen on city streets traveling among the lesser SUV’s in a class of its own. It’s not often you see a Range Rover out in the hills plowing through some off-road terrain, but when you do, you know that the person behind the wheel it taking on that terrain in luxury. The Range Rover has long stood the test of time as one of the world’s most elite off-road/on-road vehicles. The newest model doesn’t waver from that status and only continue to impress and carve themselves out as an industry leader. This vehicle is a luxury on-road experience first, and a off-load 4 wheel drive vehicle second. The luxurious interior is roomy enough for you and your family to ride the town in comfort, while the tank-like exterior was built to keep the outdoor ambiance levels low, and the rugged impact of exterior terrain as minimal as possible. Driving a Range Rover puts you in a class that many wish to be in, and taking ownership of one of these will let you experience why first hand.
BMW 7 Series
Are there any other combination of three letters that define luxury? Not in the automotive industry! The BMW 7 Series has been in production since the late 1970s and has continued to revolutionize what luxury vehicles should be. They represent what it means to take pride in design, and take pride in ownership. BMW owners have long been the envy of other automotive enthusiasts. The 7 series has always lived in the shadows of the Mercedes S Class, but this year BMW showed up with this version of their classic car. It’s a vehicle that embodies luxury and performance that only BMW owners are aware of. It’s their biggest push to rival Mercedes since the 7 series hit the pavement. The luxury air suspension provides a ride smoother than silk, the infotainment system will keep you on course and entertained like never before. Two wheel and all-wheel drive options are available depending on your needs. This is a smooth quiet ride and it handles like a sports car. From a functionalist perspective, this car deserves to be in the top 3, as a European luxury import it sits comfortably at number 5.